Latest Special Reports

Protecting cherries with polytunnels

Features Nigel Akehurst Last edited 19/07/21
This month Nigel Akehurst visits award-winning family farm business Piper Cherries in Loose, Kent, to meet father and daughter team Brian Piper and Rachel Sands.

Rare business model sees advice backed up with investment

Features Malcolm Triggs Last edited 23/06/21
It’s the approach that’s favoured by leading farm management specialists Velcourt.

Reducing time under cover

Features Nigel Akehurst Last edited 21/06/21
This month Nigel Akehurst visits Lomas Farm in Sandhurst, Kent, to visit ex-intensive dairy farmer turned cattle mob grazier David Cornforth.

New approach to defrosting cold store coolers

Features Malcolm Triggs Last edited 24/05/21
Saving money is at the top of most growers’ agendas, particularly when it comes to the potentially high costs of running controlled atmosphere stores

Continuing to flourish

Features Last edited 24/05/21
It takes a special sort of individual – and a great deal of hard work – to grow a business from scratch and then continue to find new opportunities to take it forward.

Racing against the clock

Features Malcolm Triggs Last edited 24/05/21
Determination to save the South East’s fruit and vegetable crop from disaster has seen recruitment expert Doug Amesz spend the past few months in Ukraine, racing against the clock to recruit seasonal workers.

Fibre Farmer

Features Nigel Akehurst Last edited 24/05/21
This month Nigel Akehurst visits Les and Connie Milton at Broadlands Meadows Farm in Sheet, Hampshire, to find out more about alpacas and social farming therapy.

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